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All our lawyers are given the opportunity to work in a culture that encourages excellent communication, teamwork and a sense of loyalty. At every level, you are expected to develop strong relationships with a range of clients.

Making a speculative application

We are always pleased to talk to exceptional candidates of all levels (including partners, solicitors and CILEx qualified lawyers) who share our values and could make a significant contribution to our business. If no relevant vacancies are shown but you are still interested in joining us, please submit a speculative application.

Apply now, attaching your CV. We will contact you when any suitable vacancies arise, keeping your CV on file for six months.

Agencies

We are committed to sourcing candidates directly where possible. For particular roles, we may work with preferred suppliers who will be invited by our resourcing team to support us. We may also agree to accept CVs from other suppliers on an ad hoc basis (to be agreed in writing). We will not be responsible for fees in relation to CVs or profiles submitted directly to our partners or other employees or for any applications not submitted via our portal. Agencies should contact our recruitment team before submitting unsolicited applications. 


Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, commercial dispute resolution - London

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Apply now or please call Gemma Johnson, Resourcing manager,
if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking to recruit an associate with four to six years’ PQE to join our busy commercial dispute resolution team in London. The successful candidate will have general commercial litigation experience as well as a sound knowledge of the CPR and making interim applications. They should also have experience of IT/IP work, shareholder disputes, banking disputes, regulatory work, insolvency and attending trials. Strong personal and business development skills are required for this role as it will involve regular contact with clients and other professional advisers. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, commercial dispute resolution - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our commercial dispute resolution team in London is looking to recruit an associate with one to three years’ PQE to work within this busy and well-known department. Initiative and a common sense approach to problem solving are essential together with general litigation commercial experience, a good knowledge of making interim applications, trial experience and a sound understanding of the CPR. Experience should include IT/IP work, shareholder disputes, banking disputes, regulatory work and insolvency. The successful candidate will have strong personal and business development skills as they will have regular contact with clients and other professional advisers. | No agencies please.

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Associate, commercial real estate - London

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We are looking for an associate to join our successful real estate investors team which advises on all aspects of non-contentious landlord and tenant law; freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals (including portfolio transactions); development work (including forward funding deals); and a wide range of property matters for investors and occupiers alike. The successful candidate will have strong academics and completed excellent training in a well renowned practice. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, life sciences - LONDON/OXFORD

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our award-winning life sciences practice is looking to hire an associate with at least three years’ PQE to be based in either the London or Oxford office. The successful candidate will join a team providing comprehensive, business oriented advice, and bringing extensive legal, scientific and industry specific insights to its medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. He or she will act for SMEs, larger plcs and multi-national enterprises, providing the full range of legal, commercial and regulatory advice. Penningtons Manches takes an active role in organisations that support the life sciences industry, both on a local level, such as OBN, and internationally, and has strong links to life sciences specialists outside the UK. Excellent academics and experience in a well-regarded life sciences team are a must for this position which offers excellent training and career development in a supportive and collegiate environment. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, Construction - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for a paralegal to join the construction team in our London office and work alongside partners and associates who provide a comprehensive range of construction law solutions across the wide spectrum of projects undertaken in the construction industry. Clients include private and public institutions, property owners, developers, funders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors, suppliers and construction/design consultants. The ideal candidate will have previously worked in a London or regional construction team and must also be a team player with excellent time management skills. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, private client - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our private client and tax team in London is looking to hire a paralegal to join this highly respected department dedicated to personal wealth management, UK and international tax planning and asset protection, advising family offices, family businesses and fiduciaries. Candidates should have completed a private client module as part of their LPC and will have good communication and organisational skills. The role offers excellent quality work in a collegiate and supportive environment. | No agencies please.

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Senior associate, construction - London

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for a senior associate to join the construction team in our London office. The ideal candidate will have previously worked at a large firm with an established construction team. Experience of procurement and contracting strategies, funding and financing agreements, contract tendering and frameworks and security documentation including advance payment bonds is essential. He or she must also be a team player and able to build strong client relationships. The team is engaged to advise on live projects, so in order to help avoid disputes and shape commercial negotiations and deals, someone with non-contentious experience is desired. | No agencies please.

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Associate, contentious private client - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for an associate with at least one year's PQE to join the contentious private client team in our Basingstoke office. The successful candidate will advise on all aspects of trust and estate litigation, including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, will validity disputes, disputes relating to the removal of trustees and personal representatives, estate and trust administration disputes and constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel claims. Acting for beneficiaries, executors and trustees, including individuals, trust companies and other organisations such as charities, the role offers excellent support and career progression opportunities. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Costs Lawyer, Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

Our personal injury, clinical negligence and travel law teams are looking to appoint a costs draftsman. This is a new role, and a great opportunity for the right candidate to help shape and improve the firm’s costs practice whilst achieving efficiencies and improving turnaround and recovery on costs. The position will form part of a central costs unit that is being developed within the firm. The successful candidate must have significant experience of all aspects of both inter parties costs and solicitor/client costs work in the personal injury and clinical negligence field. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, Personal injury/Clinical negligence - Basingstoke

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

Our personal injury / clinical negligence team is looking for a paralegal to join them on a part-time (around one day per week) basis, in our Basingstoke office. This is a good opportunity to be a part of one of the leading specialist clinical negligence teams in the country. The role will include providing the team with in-house resource to manage medical records as key evidence and the opportunity to train other paralegals to assist with record sorting. Candidates will have a medical background and will be comfortable dealing with and understanding medical records. Good organisational skills, excellent attention to detail and a proactive approach with the ability to follow and create efficient processes are also required. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, Commercial, IP and IT - Cambridge

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

This role will involve assisting partners and fee earners in the team in advising clients on commercial, IP and IT contracts and matters, particularly in the life sciences/biotech and publishing sectors. Much of the work involves drafting, reviewing and commenting on contracts. It also involves e-commerce, consumer and data protection law, and the opportunity to work closely with the other teams in the Cambridge office. The successful candidate will liaise with the wider team across the firm and may occasionally be required to travel to Reading, Oxford and/or London. There will be plenty of opportunities for direct client contact and business development. Good organisational, time management, client relationship, communication and drafting skills are required as well as time recording and financial discipline and an ability to prioritise and be flexible. Strong commercial awareness, an enthusiastic approach and an ability to work under pressure are also important. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, corporate - Cambridge

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking for an NQ to four years’ PQE associate who trained with and is now working at either a City firm or a major regional practice to join our corporate team in Cambridge. Candidates should have strong academics and exposure to a broad range of corporate transactional work. The ideal candidate will also have some experience of or interest in venture capital work, including the drafting of investment agreements and ‘VC style’ articles of association. The team is involved in a good mix of corporate work, primarily in the technology sector, weighted equally between M&A transactional work and venture capital fundraising, and acts both for investee companies and institutional investors in London and across the South. Excellent support and progression opportunities are on offer with this role. | No agencies please

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, Personal injury/Clinical negligence - Guildford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

The personal injury/clinical negligence team in Guildford is looking for a newly qualified to one year PQE associate to join the team from September. Some clinical negligence experience is preferred and an understanding of the key concepts and at least initial stages of investigating a clinical negligence claim. Key skills will include attention to detail, an efficient way of working, concise drafting, including the ability to analyse and summarise substantial documents, and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. The successful candidate will build their own clinical negligence case load and assist senior members of the team on more complex cases. This will be a very hands on role, with the opportunity to contribute to the team’s business development and knowledge activities, and high quality training will be provided. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, corporate - Oxford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

Our top rated Oxford corporate team is looking to hire an associate with up to two years’ post-qualification experience. The role will involve working with clients ranging from a number of the UK’s most established international companies through to businesses engaging with some of the newest technologies in a team with a presence that stretches from the Golden Triangle of Cambridge, London and Oxford to the Golden Gate. We offer good quality, challenging legal work both in M&A and venture capital, guided by lawyers regarded as leaders in their field, thus providing excellent foundations for your future career. Our diverse and progressive department has a culture of inclusion, encouragement and support. Successful development of our colleagues is fundamental to us at all stages - three of our Oxford corporate associates were recently promoted to senior associate while two senior associates have become partners in the last three years. We can offer the same opportunities to the successful candidate. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, immigration - Oxford

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)20 7457 3141

We are looking to recruit a full time associate with at least two years’ PQE in a top tier business immigration practice to join our immigration team in Oxford which is ranked by both Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Candidates will ideally have experience of dealing with multi-national companies and all aspects of Tier 2 work, as well as liaising with high net worth individuals. Knowledge of the education sector is also beneficial. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising paralegals and legal assistants as well as handling their own workload. Excellent academic qualifications, a professional manner and a commitment to high quality service delivery are required. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Associate, employment - Reading

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

Our employment team is looking for an associate to join them in the Reading office. The successful candidate will advise on a wealth of employment law issues, including contentious and non-contentious matters, keeping clients up to date with the raft of new employment law regulations, highlighting how these could impact on their overall strategy and safeguarding against the potentially huge costs of non-compliance. The role will involve working across a wide variety of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, recruitment, publishing, media, IT, hotels and leisure, manufacturing, retail and professional services. Real progression prospects and the opportunity to join a busy and successful team are on offer with this role. | No agencies please.

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Lawyer Opportunity

Paralegal, Court of Protection/Employment - Reading

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if you have any queries relating to this role | +44 (0)1256 407326

Our Court of Protection practice is a growing team based in Basingstoke. It acts for vulnerable individuals and is responsible for the management of their care teams through a court appointed deputy. This role will support the Court of Protection team and work from our Basingstoke office one day per week but will be based in Reading and supervised by our employment team. The paralegal will be the main point of contact for HR issues and have responsibility for ensuring that all details and information relating to care staff employed by our Court of Protection team’s clients is accurate and up to date. | No agencies please.

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